Life with the World's Largest RodentCar rides, long naps, dips in the pool – this domesticated capybara does it all

Credit: Courtesy Melanie Typaldos

Updated: Thursday Mar 04, 2010 | 06:01 AM EST

MOM & ME

Meet Caplin Rous, a large, domesticated rodent known as a capybara. "He's very needy but I love him to death," says owner Melanie Typaldos, who adopted the pet from a breeder two and a half years ago when he was just 11 days old. "He loves to lick my face and forehead and just follow me around everywhere."